Are you curious about a career as a civil engineer in the United States of America? Read the outline below and then watch the videos included here to get better understanding of this career. Finally, don’t forget to use the comments section below to let us know what you learned today and if you would like us to include any other careers you’re interested in.
Now you can learn what Civil Engineers do, the work environment, how to become one, salary, and job outlook.
While you watch the first video on civil engineers, pay close attention to specialization areas, duties, and important qualities, as many job interview questions are based on this information.
If you’re interested in a career as a civil engineer in the USA, pay close attention to the education and training section, as well as licenses, certifications, and registrations, so that you know what to expect in getting prepared.
Finally, you need to review the job outlook section for civil engineers and know what to expect in the following years in terms of how many people are currently working in this field, as well as how many more are expected to be hired. The smaller total number of those employed in the field and the percentage of growth, the greater the job competition and higher difficulty for one to find a career as a civil engineer. However, the higher the total number of those employed in the field, and the above average percentage of job growth, the greater the likelihood of entry into this career.
You are strongly encouraged to watch both videos about civil engineers below, take good notes, and then visit the comments section below and share your thoughts and your knowledge on civil engineers in the United States of America.
Civil engineers design, build, and supervise infrastructure projects and systems.
Civil engineers generally work in a variety of locations and conditions. It is common for them to split their time between working in an office and working outdoors at construction sites so that they can monitor operations or solve problems onsite. Most work full time.
Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in one of its specialties, or in civil engineering technology. They typically need a graduate degree and licensure for promotion to senior positions. Although licensure requirements vary by state, civil engineers usually must be licensed if they provide services directly to the public.
The median annual wage for civil engineers was $88,570 in May 2020.
Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 2 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations. As infrastructure continues to age, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild, repair, and upgrade bridges, roads, levees, dams, airports, buildings, and structures of all types.